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May 31, 2012 5:00pm EDT
brown. >>> and it was a fitting send off for the god father of go go. part gospel service and part go go concert. >> a whose who of politician -- a who's who of politicians for the three-hour plus funeral at the washington convention center. >> and today, the celebration had so much rhythm and beat. look at that. even the mayor is dancing, well, sort of. bruce johnson was inside the service. he joins us with the rest of the story. >> the nation's capitol have never seen this kind of memorial service. ♪ trouble don't last >> you know what, d.c.. >> chuck was so down to earth. he was just seen through and through. >> there are so many stories i have heard that their lives have been turned around with just three minutes of his time. he's just an incredible man. ♪ [ music ] >> it was a combination of gospel revival, happy hours. and go go concerts. it seems to have never end. show your problems. >> this is amazing. this brought the city together. people are just loving it. people are smiling. people are happy. >> we kept him going for soing long. he really loves the people. he loves d.c.
May 9, 2012 4:30am EDT
bear" series. >>> concern has been growing over chuck brown. he hasn't performed in more than two months and little was said about his whereabouts. >> he is in a hospital in baltimore. he's recovering from pneumonia. as bruce johnson reports, the reason for worry is because someone said chuck brown is to d.c. what elvis is to memphis. ♪ feel like busting loose >> reporter: for nearly five decades, chuck brown has been the godfather of d.c.'s original go go sound. >> all the kids wanted it. all the grownups wanted it. >> reporter: music has never caught on like that in mo town in memphis. but record artists over the years know chuck brown. 75 chuck brown has been absent from the stage for nearly for months. his band recently performed in his absence prompting rumors of his death throughout the internet. he's still being treated in the intensive care unit at johns hopkins university hospital in baltimore. his manager and and a family member would only confirm he's still hospitalized and they continue to ask his fans to pray for him. >> we are sharing our love for d.c.'s own chuck
May 8, 2012 5:00pm EDT
to mother's day. >>> they call him the god father of gogo. chuck brown, he has not performed in more than two months leading to a lot of speculation and questions as to what exactly might be wrong with one of d.c.'s favorite citizens. bruce johnson went out today looking for answers and hopefully came back with some. bruce. >> we have some answers. he is being hospitalized right now. he's in baltimore. we should point out to people fairly new to the area, he is huge here. as somebody once said, chuck brown is to washington to elvis is to memphis. for nearly five decades, chuck brown has been the god father of d.c.'s original gogo sound. >> the jungle thing in him. what everybody wanted. all the kids wanted it. all the grownups want it. >> music never caught on like that, but the biggest recording artist sampled it over the years. they know chuck brown. 75 chuck browns have been absent from the stage for two months. his band performed in his absence, prompting rumors of his death throughout the internet. through independent sources, 9news now confirmed chuck brown is being treated in th
May 12, 2012 7:00pm EDT
mentioned that john brown -- i know that several people -- i thought also mary ann chad carrie had supported him, but mammy pleasant also provided some funds. what other -- what role -- other roles did you see for her in this? >> well, first, it's logistical support. and so they provide them logistical support. they're looking to the grander plan. but as far as the officers and those in higher reasons delaney makes it very clear they're not going to support -- in the meeting with john brown. that's when john brown calls delaney a coward and delaney says, captain brown does not know the man of whom he speaks. there's no one in whose veins it flows less freely than me and it must not be said by anyone even john brown. with them, they provided logistical support for john brown and john brown had taken that on himself. so you would bring shields green, and others. you'd bring them in, they would work with him. but the organization itself like someone like mary ann shad carrie and the same with others in position they're in place to do something else in the strategic plan. >> but you don't -- wha
May 29, 2012 11:00am EDT
-go, chuck brown. brown's body arrived this morning at the howard theater in northwest d.c. where a public viewing is just beginning. the music legend performed many times for fans at that theater. now they're once again gathering there. news4's megan mcgrath is live at the theater and has more for us now. now megan, good morning. >> good morning, barbara, chuck brown had a large and loyal following. you can see that by looking at this line. just how many people are here, we have hundreds of folks waiting in line to go in and say one last final farewell. some of these people have been here since about 7:30 this morning. it's hot out here. many don't have water, but they're willing to wait in line just to say good-bye to a music legend. ♪ ♪ ♪ chuck brown, the godfather of go-go, up on stage. that's where he lived his life. so it seems only fitting that in death, his fans are saying good-bye inside the howard theater. >> chuck brown has left us a great history of legend of go-go for almost 30-some years of music. >> reporter: the spirit of go-go fills the space today. fans are flocking
May 10, 2012 4:00pm EDT
behind bars. in june of 2010 he shot and killed trooper wesley brown, who was working security at the applebee's in forestville. williams shot brown outside the restaurant. the judge give williams the maximum sentence calling him a threat to society. >> it's the worst violence in syria since the uprising began. tonight at least 55 people are dead, hundreds more injured after twin suicide bombings in damascus. the white house has con determin -- co condemned the attacks this evening. >> reporter: two suicide car bombs exploded in the syrian capital of damascus, killing more than 50 people and wounding more than 370. the explosions took place in a district in the capital that houses a military intelligence come plks, believed to be the intended target. syrian state media says the majority of those killed were civilians. the syrian government blamed the explosion on terrorists they said have been behind a 14-month uprising trying to destabilize the country. activists blame the government for orchestrating the attacks saying they were trying to demonize the opposition and create a
May 31, 2012 9:30am PDT
the supreme court decision on brown was right, they would drive you out of the state either by fear, by cutting you off from all your friends, by cutting your wife off. i mean, they just made-- in effect, they snuffed out freedom of speech. so freedom of speech was a very real issue in this thing-- whether an editor had the right, the willingness, the courage to say the things that in his heart-- and i should say "her," because hazel brannon smith in mississippi in holmes county was just so ferocious and so courageous. and so punished. punished. i mean, they just stripped her, and they set out to crush her economically, as they did so many other people. so these were very nice, genteel, soft police states. and, ken, i would just say that it was an accident, i think, that david halberstam came to work for the tennessean at the moment a very bright, a very-- a very courageous group of young african-american students had enrolled themselves in four local institutions of higher education: fisk, meharry, tennessee state, and american baptist college. and those young students really began
May 11, 2012 5:00am EDT
for former couple rihanna and chris brown. the issue is that chris brown has a new song out. in it he has a verse where he's talking about people not dating his ex-girlfriend because everyone in the industry has had her. >> how do we get back at people in 2012? >> stopped following them on twitter. that is what rihanna immediately did. then chris brown stopped following rihanna. this is very elementary school. and brown also tweeted that people make assumptions and that he did not say any names and if someone took offense if, that someone must feel guilty. let that battle continue. yesterday at the orioles came with the texas rangers in the bullpen where the guys get ready, he took off his jacket and you have two guys wearing the different colored jerseys. so rob the end of doing a quick change and got the blue jerseys so he could match his teammates. >> there you go. he's ready to play. tim tebow is adjusting the lights in new york after he was traded from the broncos to the jets, but his dog is making a change as well. >> i think it was needed. the problem is while he was playing in den
May 9, 2012 6:00am EDT
. >>> this morning, police in prince george's county are calling a 76-year-old man's death suspicious. benjamin brown was found dead inside his seat pleasant home friday. his car, a blue cheverolet caprice is, missing. the home is secured with window bars and an alarm system. neighbors fear brown was taken advantage of by someone he let into his home. >> he didn't bother anybody. that man sat on his porch, drank his coffee or water, whatever he had to do, didn't ever bother anybody. >> police are still awaiting the results of brown's autopsy. >>> the votes are in, and it wasn't close. conservative voters rallied to pass an amendment to ban gay marriage. we have more on this issue that's heating up again, melissa. >> reporter: that's right. good morning to you. the ban won 61%-39%. opponents of the referendum begin their battle today overturn it. same-sex couples will ask for marriage licenses in wilson and durham. the start of a week-long campaign called "we do," protesting their inability to wed. state law already banned gay marriage, but the amendment will effectively seal the door on same-sex marr
May 30, 2012 9:00am EDT
very able sisters who are here, cindy brown and lucy young. they will lead us now in appropriate fellowship opening song so we might begin. cindy brown and lucy young. would you come over here. ♪ . stand for fellowship, what a joy divine, leaning on the everlasting arms. ♪ . ♪ . ♪ . >> amen. praise the lord. please take your seats. if you would. we'll be led in prayer by the reverend dr. bobby williams skinner, white house counsel on faith based and neighborhood partnerships will come at this time to lead us to the throne of grace that every heart be. dr. skinner. >> let us look to the hills this morning, our brothers and sisters. oh sovereign god of the universe and creator of all that live, god we greet you this morning with praise on our lips and thanksgiving in our hearts for another day to acknowledge your awesome power, your excellent greatness and your matchless love. god, there are no words this morning to express our gratitude for your keeping power over our lives and our families and our work. for even when we moved in ways that offended you, god, you still sent
May 29, 2012 5:00pm EDT
to chris brown. chris is outside the howard theater where the viewing is still taking place at this hour. >> reporter: good evening. it is hot. it has been sunny all day. we've had a few problems with the crowd. a couple people overcome with the heat. the ambulances transported them. other people selling water so people can stay hydrated. this has become a street party of sorts and will probably last until 10:00 p.m. a street party which is a fitting tribute to the godfather of go-go. fans sang songs in his memory and showed us the way his music makes them move. tony was a dancer who performed on stage with him. >> i started with chuck when i was 15 years old. now i'm 50. i'm going to miss him very much. >> reporter: the godfather of go-go touched so many lives. >> he is my real godfather. he is an inover 58thor. he isn't going anywhere. from of them, we'll be with him one day again. and god rest his soul in peace. we love you, chuck. >> reporter: fans waited in long lines to get into the howard athleter to pay their last respects. the d.c. mayor '50 sent gray spent an hour beside the ca
May 22, 2012 12:00pm EDT
from massachusetts. mr. brown: thank you, mr. president. i also ask consent that my military fellow, major jay rose, be granted floor privileges for the duration of my remarks. the presiding officer: without objection. mr. brown: thank you, mr. president. i rise to speak about an historic air is mean took place place -- ceremony that took place in boston harbor today, the birthplace of the american revolution. that event happened earlier this morning. and this morning, the united states navy named an ar lay burke class guided missile destroyer for retired united states navy captain thomas jerome hunter jr. of concord, massachusetts. the same money took place aboard the oldest commissioned ship -- warship in our united states navy, the u.s.s. constitution. as you know, mr. president, it is a distinct honor for any service member to have a navy vessel commissioned in his or her name. what made the event special today and extremely rare is that captain hudner is the navy's last living medal of honor recipient from the korean war. as the story you are about to hear shows, no one would b
May 11, 2012 6:00am PDT
friday. on monday governor jerry brown is expected to unveil new cuts to state spending. yesterday he submitted signatures for his tax hike initiatives to protect schools and public safety, the governor says he has twice the number of signatures needed to qualify for the november ballot. the state is more than $9 billion in the red but that is expected to change. get ready for some serious sticker shock at the pump as we head closer to the memorial day weekend, refinery problems are choking supplies for california special blend of cleaner-burning gasoline. prices could jump as much as 20¢ in the next few days alone. west coast gas inventories are at the lowest levels right now in 20 years. here's a look at the average price of gas in the bay area. san francisco at the highs at $4.34. oakland and san jose not far behind. both at more than four and a quarter percent. >> a leak almost up to the operation involving a double agent in yemen. u.s. forces and the operation early when someone leaked association press information. they withheld the information until the operation was over. the
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May 6, 2012 8:00am PDT
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May 5, 2012 3:00am PDT
to bed, now. i grew up listening to dunbar who wrote in dialect, little brown baby. he wrote beautiful things in standard english. an angel robed in spotless white. the spirit was gone, men saw the blush and called it [inaudible]. i fell in love with that beautiful black angel. i could visualize it the way my mother would resite it. i know why the cage bird sings, it would be free. it is not a carol of joy or pray upward to heaven he fling. i know why the cage bird sings. mia angelou knew of it. i like dunbar, my grandfather used words the way he described him. good morning mr. james, how are you feeling this morning. he would say i am stepping, but not high. isn't that wonderful? okay. okay. i go play down by the creek. he would say yes, tkarlg, but be particular. that meant be careful because i love you and don't want anything to happen to you. it was coded in the be protected. he often said be careful now. that meant one thing, be particular, there was stuff down by the creek and he wanted me to be careful and watch because he didn't want anything to happen to me. be particular did
May 11, 2012 4:30am EDT
dark. >>----creator has called very dark. >> still ahead it appears chris brown has struck the ronald i'm more of an absentee plant parent. [ cellphone rings ] tuscaloosa? schenectady? des moines? okay. okay. okay. i can't always be there to weed my petunias. so now we use iracle gro shake 'n feed plus weed preventer. it feeds plants and prevents weeds for up to three months. so my plants grow bigger more beautiful without all the weeds -- guaranteed. [ cellphone rings ] with miracle gro shake 'n feed anyone can have a green thumb. [ cellphone rings ] everyone grows with miracle gro. >> an end to the search for two sisters kidnapped from tennessee. where there were found alive >> . and victims of the metro will crash are being remembered today. >> the issue of same-sex marriage has prompted vice president joe biden to apologize to pre
May 16, 2012 7:00am EDT
process in california. you wrote a story about the governor brown's plan that includes things like switching state offices to -- what else is he planning to do? caller: those are some of the big ones right there. we are talking about a 5% cut in employee payrolls. some of the other big cuts are to the health care programs to support. reducing reimbursement rates for hospitals and nursing homes. also, cutting funding for the court system in california. so here is really spreading the pain around. host: you have a story today that says the governor is stymied by the same budget dysfunction that has plagued his predecessors in office including republican arnold schwarzenegger. darrick brown is a democrat of course. what was unexpected about the budgeting process? caller: people were very hopeful this year. of the deposition would be only around $9 billion. they thought the economy was rebounding fast enough and tax revenues would come in and a higher rate. what surprises some people with the deficit was much larger, $16 billion. for people who were talking about turning the page on ca
May 3, 2012 1:40am PDT
after wearing brown face makeup to play someone of indian descent in a commercial. he appears as raj, a 39-year-old bollywood producer looking for love in an advertisement for pop chips. so apparently he finds love in this sort of low fat potato snack, but he saw fit to dress up in this stereotypical garb and put on an indian accent. >> producers saw fit for him to do that. >> well, he went along with it. now people are very, very upset. many people on the internet, including the indian descendant rap group. they're saying, what's with the racist brown-faced video you talentless, pretending to care about sex trafficking piece of -- >> whoa, so they are very fired up. >> they are very upset. it never really goes over well, >> it doesn't. >> the black face, the brown face. i think we're at the place now in history, forewarning, you shouldn't do it. >> it doesn't go over well. i would say, though, in terms of race relations in the country, we have bigger issues to worry about than ashton kutcher in brown face. >> no question. no question. >> the trayvon martin case. let's pick an import
May 12, 2012 5:00am EDT
honored women who reached out for children in need of a home. brown hosted more than 30 women in the sculpture garden at gertrude's restaurant to recognize three special groups from across the state that served more than 25 years and provided homes for more than 50 children in the system. in 2007, governor martin o'malley and lieutenant brown launched a program to increase the number of children in homes in foster care, reduce the number of children living in group homes and increase the rate of adoption. >> coming up, a verdict in the murders of jennifer hudson's mother, brother, and 7-year-old nephew. >> police, caught this man bearing it all while riding' une cycle. which should be a feat in and of itself. >> i can't imagine it was comfortable. >> it was not to win the lottery. >> those are the numbers in case you have them. >> the man convicted of killing jennifer hudson will be spending the rest of his life behind bars. he was found guilty on first-degree murder. prosecutors said balfourt killed hudson's mother, brother, and 7-year-old nephew in a fit of rage at the thoug
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May 14, 2012 6:00am PDT
. the defense claim was that there was one orange brown smudge on the bathroom wall, she had a fake tan the day before and that indicated there was no struggle at all. martha: quite unusual in a case like this, the victim's parents plan to testify for the man accused of killing their daughter, right phil? >> reporter: quite unusual. everybody related to this case seems to believe the husband. now, there's no way he would have ever killed his wife, and he had absolutely no motive for that. so this is basically going to come down to the testimony of doctors versus doctors. the medical examiner for miami-dade versus their own medical experts that the defense has hired, who will be here to testify. and key evidence for the police, they say the bed appeared that he hadn't slept in it the night before and the car's hood was still warm in the driveway. martha: and he says in the tape there are marks on her neck, which we'll hear more about on this, too. phil, thank you very much, phil keating on another case in florida. bill: team obama releasing its first official campaign attack ad going after romne
May 17, 2012 12:00pm EDT
, conrad, johnson of south dakota, brown of ohio, cardin, whitehouse, kerry, akaka, and harkin. mr. reid: i ask unanimous consent that the mandatory quorum under rule 22 be waived. the presiding officer: without objection. mr. reid: madam president, this is the -- i have spoken before, madam president, abouts the importance of the f.d.a. bill, something we have to get done. literally, people's lives dpep depend on it. it addresses so many things with the f.d.a. to make it a better position. we have to get this done. as i've said before, if my republican colleagues don't like the bill, offer an amendment, offer an amendment to take that out, put something in, if you don't like it. but i would hope that we don't have to go through voting on cloture on monday night. we should be legislating this coming monday. so i am stunged that once again our motion to proceed when there's been an agreement that we would proceed to this with relevant amendments, which everybody says that that's what they want to do -- it's not germane amendments, which is very narrow;s it relevant amendments. it gives peopl
May 31, 2012 7:00am EDT
the chuck brown memorial service at noon on and at nbc washington nonstop. at nbc washington nonstop. cox [ creaking ] [ male announcer ] trophies and awards lift you up. but they can also hold you back. unless you ask, what's next? [ zapping ] [ clang ] this is the next level of performance. the next level of innovation. the next rx. the all-new f sport. this is the pursuit of perfection. >>> that's a terrifying moment caught on tape when an out-of-control truck smashed through the wall of a crowded bar. patrons were showered with debris. some of them pinned up against the bar. coming up, we'll talk to two men who were there, one who was working and narrowly escaped injury. the other who raced in and is being credited with saving some lives. just unbelievable video. >> people pinned underneath that truck for a time, and it's a pretty dramatic story. >> 7:30 now on a thursday morning, the last day of may, 20 2012. i'm matt lauer alongside ann curry. >> "today's professionals" who have a lot of hot topics including michael bloomberg's ambitious effort to fight obesi
May 30, 2012 6:00pm PDT
a coincidence that it has turned out that way so far? joining us now is judith browne diana. he's a civil rights attorney and co-director of the advancement project. she represented the naacp in a 2000 lawsuit to remedy voting rights in florida. thanks for being here. >> thanks for having me, rachel. >> you are much more deeply involved in the vagueries of florida voting law than i am. did i get anything wrong in the way i explained what's going on in florida now in terms of how you understand the facts? >> you got it right. >> okay. it's complicated and it's quickly changing and a lot of this stuff hasn't been debated. it seems to being done at the initiative of the florida governor. is the governor consulting with lawyers in order to -- is this the kind of thing that other states are doing? is this a standard process that florida's going through, or is this something unusual? >> well, i mean, it's florida taking out their old bag of tricks. and they have come up with a new list and the list is flawed. i mean, a 91-year-old world war ii veteran? i mean, come on. really, governor scott? this is
May 9, 2012 5:00am EDT
are calling a 76-year-old man's death suspicious. benjamin brown was found dead inside his seat pleasant home last friday. his blue cheverolet caprice is missing. the home is secured with window bars and an alarm system. neighbors fear brown was taken advantage of by someone he let into his home. >> didn't ever bother anybody. that man sat on his porch, drank his coffee or water, whatever. he didn't ever bother anybody. >> police are still awaiting the results of brown's autopsy. >>> police say a child was inside the car used to kill a young fairfax county woman during a road rage crash. gloria mcmillan is accused of hitting and killing 21-year-old shelinda arrington last friday. the child was not hurt. mcmillan is charged with felony hit and run. records show she's been cited for reckless driving, speeding, and driving on a suspended or revoked license in the past. >>> new, the fbi in arizona cleared two southwest airplanes planes after a threatening phone call. both flights had ties to phoenix and to orange county, california. a southwest spokesperson said someone called in a threat to a fl
May 10, 2012 11:35pm PDT
brown could be sort of, like, terra cotta. >> reporter: the handbook has launched a library of other titles and she protects her brand like a mother bear. >> they won't accept junk food advertising. and it's not that i'm preachy, because i think all moms should make the choice that's right for them. but i also feel that there's the risk of preying on moms when they are at their most vulnerable. >> reporter: she says she insisted in removing a product placement in the movie from a baby formula company. >> in the shot, there's a bottle with formula in it and that's -- i'm totally fine with that. it's just that -- and especially because jennifer lopez is adopting, so, you know, it makes breast feeding difficult. >> reporter: you won't sell -- >> never, never. i feel i would be letting my parents down, you know, by doing that. >> reporter: from the author of "what to expect" you would expect nothing less. halt hats off to pregnant women everywhere. thank you for watching abc news.
May 15, 2012 7:00am PDT
. >> reporter: governor jerry brown in sacramento on monday pitching his plan for $4 approximatebillion in cuts including a 5% pay cut for state employees. >> we don't want to be greece or portugal or england. too deep into their hole. >> reporter: california's economy is bigger than all of them except england. >> it's a state that is imploding financially and this crisis has been going on now for four years. >> peter navarro is an economist at the university of california irvine. >> he cut muscle to the bone and you still got a big debt here in california. the only way we get out of this mess is to increase our economic growth. >> reporter: california has largely lost its manufacturing base to china. the housing market meltdown and 11% unemployment continues to hurt the state's tax revenue. the university system once a crown jewel of the nation has been cut so much that tuition has nearly doubled in the past five years. freshman lester hayes is looking at another 6% increase. >> our tuition went up last quarter and the quarter before so it's ridiculous. >> governor brown says tax increases are
May 9, 2012 7:00am EDT
's a sales rep. what we did here was give her a bold eye. we did that with earth tones. brown shadows and liners and a lot of mascara. our next lovely lady, we have christine. now, what we did here, this is a really good tip for women at home who might have brown eyes. they wanted to make her brown eyes pop. and the way they did that, was to use blue/gray shadows to take the undertones of her brown eyes and bring them out. >> work it, girl. >> and the pink lip. she's a receptionist. right from here, to work. >> right into night, christine. >> and our next lovely lady, jackie, who is the mother of two teenagers, if you can believe it. jackie admitted she doesn't wear a lot of makeup. i love your philosophy. look like yourself but better. and the ulta beauty team nailed it with jackie. we gave her a look. >> these women have been working over 24 hours. shay, what hurts more? your hands from the makeup? or your feet? >> i'm going to have to go with feet. >> really? where is our guinness record? i see a plaque. this is a good sign. mike, so, how did we do? >> as we mentioned at the start
May 23, 2012 6:30am EDT
of trooper wesley brown shot while working part-time security at a restaurant in forestville in 2010. the unveiling is taking place along interstate 495 near the state police forestville barracks. a man has been sentenced to life in prison without parole for the death. the ronald reagan foundation is threatening action to stop the sale of a vial of blood said to be that of the former president. they say it was taken from george washington university in 1981 after reagan was shot and wounded in an asays nation attempt. he said his mother received it while working to be a lab. bidding is $12,000. >>> five things to know before heading out the door this morning. time now for this story. there's going to be a private funeral coming up today in nashville for the queen of disco, donna summers who passed away at the age of 63 from lung cancer. she died last week a,000 people are expected to tend d -- attend. the care moony forrings inial missing children's day is put on by the office of goff nile justice and delink witnessy prevention. >>> a live look at dc. look at this. this is war group
May 9, 2012 4:00pm EDT
brown reports for wjz. after confiscating the guns, the father allowed a gun to get on their plane. >> reporter: on monday, a routine search, turned into a major security scare. while screening a passenger's carry-on bags, tsa alleges found the hard -- agents found the hardware of a 40-caliber gun, a magazine, loaded with two rounds of ammunition. and a firing pin, all concealed within three stuffed animals, including a mickey mouse. >> the stuffed animals were in a carry-on bag. and the carry-on was going through normal screening procedures. >> reporter: the bag belonged to a 4-year-old boy, traveling with his father to detroit. tsa agents confiscated the items but let the man and boy get on the plane. >> the officers were comfortable allowing the father and son to continue on their flight. he indicated that he was unaware that they were there. the public was never in any danger. >> reporter: police believe neither father nor son knew they were carrying the weapon. and that a statement a spokesperson said, they believed this was related to an ongoing domestic dispute. police belie
May 31, 2012 7:00am PDT
brown jr. in a moment. first, nbc's tom lamaumas got t spend time with him in the wild and find out why they call him turtle man. >> there's a lot of reality shows out there, but this one got our attention. turtle man may be the craziest person on tv because he wrestles giant snap turtles, catches angry raccoons and does it all with his bare hands. >> there he is! he's coming up! >> reporter: from beast -- >> oh, my god! >> reporter: -- to slithering surprises. >> oh! crazy! >> reporter: to a sly thief -- >> attacking the chickens. >> reporter: -- through the r f roof -- >> here we go. >> reporter: -- or in the water, turtle man always catches what he's chasing. >> i got you! whoo! >> reporter: in the backwoods of kentucky, we found turtle man gearing up for his next adventure. >> it's been my way of life, it's been my inspiration to cheer people up with this. >> reporter: turtle man says he learned his craft because he grew up dirt poor. >> i turned 7 years old and run out of food. and uncle phillip came over and says, i'll get you all some food. and he went in the pond and brought ou
May 15, 2012 7:00am PDT
in and have eggs and bacon and hash browns and things like that. and plan one splurge meal every week. >> hugely important. you have that meal, and you will stay on track. you'll be more likely to keep all this up. >> bob harper. and you've had success, so clearly if people follow these rules hopefully they will, as well. the book is "the skinny rules." you can find bob's recipes on our website. up next jenna bush hager introduces us to the woman behind the red carpet looks of some of hollywood's biggest stars. ♪ [ male announcer ] for our families... our neighbors... and our communities... america's beverage companies have created a wide range of new choices. developing smaller portion sizes and more low- & no-calorie beverages... adding clear calorie labels so you know exactly what you're choosing... and in schools, replacing full-calorie soft drinks with lower-calorie options. with more choices and fewer calories, america's beverage companies are delivering. >>> we all know that it takes a team to get red carpet ready, but have you ever wondered who actually dreams up the looks o
May 31, 2012 1:00am EDT
congress. i cannot stand without recognizing the illustrious congresswoman from florida, corrine brown. and the distinguished member from the state of california, barbara lee. thank you for coming. [applause] some of you may know me, many of you may not know me. i represent the eastern part of north carolina. the 24 counties east and north in north carolina. i serve as the vice chair of the congressional black caucus. i want to thank you very much for coming today to have this important conversation with us. i also bring greetings from my home church, the missionary baptist church. unlike to do that briefly what i am speaking to organizations. how do stand in the shoes of john lewis? it kind of reminds me of when king was assassinated and david abernathy ascended to the chair of the eoc. -- the o.c.. that is -- the eoc. that is where i find myself today. we are here to talk about protecting voting rights. it is critically important. and for us to talk about the full dimension of voting rights, you cannot address the subject in a contemporary context. you've got to go all the way back t
May 15, 2012 7:00am EDT
cuts. >> reporter: governor jerry brown is talking about cuts including pay cuts for state employees who would work 4 1/2 days. >> we don't want to be a greece port gulf or england who got too deep into the hole. >> it's a sfat that's imploding financially, and this crisis has been going on now for four years. >> peter navarro is an economist at california irvine. >> you cut muscle to the bone and you still got a big debt in california. the only way we get out of this mess is to increase our economic growth. >> california has largely lost its manufacturing base to china. the markets meltdown continues to hurt the state's tax revenue. the university's system once the crown jewel of the nation has cut so much tuition has nearly doubled in the last five years. lester hayes is looking at another 6% increase. >> our tuition went up the last quarter and the quart e before. so it's ridiculous. >> governor brown says tax increases are needed. higher sale taxes and income tax on those making more than $300. >> i know what the hell i'm doing. i'm a truthful gu
May 9, 2012 7:00am PDT
of other issues. we'll see if that plays out. where's chris brown? i thought chris brown -- >> laura ingraham, thanks very much. >> great to see you. >> we've got other music for you. >> okay, great. >> once again here's ann. >> all right, matt, thanks. >>> the criminal trial of former presidential candidate john edwards has reached a critical stage and today one of his former aides will be back on the stand. nbc's lisa myers is in greensboro, north carolina, once again this morning. lisa, good morning. >> good morning, ann. in dramatic testimony, edwards' former speech writer claimed that he confessed to her that he knew all along that a wealthy donor had provided money to hide his mistress and child, while he ran for president. former aide wendy button returns to the stand this morning, after testifying tuesday that she worked with edwards in the summer of 2009, on a statement to admit paternity of rielle hunter's child. and possibly acknowledge money used to cover up his affair. she testified that edwards told her that he knew that fred baron had been taking care of things all alo
May 6, 2012 11:30am PDT
's take that full and look at the brown that you see here. you can barely even see any snow in many of these areas. and we have got a couple of statistics that we want to share with you. there you can see what the snow pack looks like so far this year, not a lot on the map. let's advance that, and show you what the snow pack looked like last year. wow. what an incredible difference. so as a whole, colorado, the may snow pack was 135% of average last season. this season, only 20% of average, one week off from the all time record earliest closing for a basin. this really is very significant. another statistic for you, that maybe you're not a skier but you care and interested in what is going on in denver. the average snowfall for the month of march and april is usually 20 inches. this year, only an inch. so that's a huge difference here. the problem is there is just basically no snow. that's the bottom line, fredricka. we had a latina type pattern and that kept the snow away. >> oh, gosh, all right. maybe next year. for those that like to ski until july. all right, thanks a lot, appre
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